Robert 'Mouseman' Thompson Arts & Crafts Yorkshire School Oak Dining Table

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An Arts & Crafts Yorkshire School English Oak Dining Table by Robert 'Mouseman' Thompson made after 1970. A classic Mouseman design that continues to endure with the rich golden colour that comes with age. Round tables are far more sociable that typical rectangular ones, allowing everyone to see and talk to each other. Featuring:

  • Solid English Oak throughout.
  • Well figured quarter-sawn English Oak (quarter-sawing is a way of sawing oak to produce boards with superior strength which also reveals decorative 'medullary rays' in its grain.)
  • Circular top made out of five continuous pieces of very well figured quarter-sawn solid timber.
  • Cruciform base with sledge feet
  • Traditional through tenons secured with hand made pegs.
  • Subtly adzed (the subtle surface rippling synonymous with Yorkshire School furniture)

Approximate dimensions are:

  • Overall Diameter 1370mm (4 feet 5 3/4 inches)
  • Overall Height 740mm (2 feet 5 inches) [A standard height for a dining table]
If you need a very exact dimension, or one we haven't included, feel free to contact us and we will measure it for you.

Post 1970

Robert Thompson's famous finely carved mouse on the base

Good overall condition with excellent rich colour and grain and solid joints. Their and a very few minor marks and the central plank has shrunk slightly leaving small gaps in places between adjacent planks (this does not effect its strength as a table).. If you wish to have further specific photographs or talk to us for a more detailed condition report then please do not hesitate to contact us.

One of the most famous British furniture makers, who was part of the 1920s revival of craftsmanship, inspired by the Arts and Crafts movement renowned for his pieces featuring a carved mouse and adzed surfaces. His pieces are always simple, solid, instantly recognisable and beautifully made out of fine materials. They are highly sought after

The most British of woods, that can produce really special results. English oak has been used for hundreds of years to construct everything from sea-going vessels to fine furniture. Although oak grows widely across Europe and North America, craftsmen continue to cherish English oak which grows more slowly than its foreign counterparts giving it strength, durability. Quarter sawn boards are very straight grained and have distinctive growth rings and medullary rays that give a very beautiful effect as well as being renowned for their superior stability and strength

The Yorkshire School of the Arts & Crafts movement started with Robert 'Mouseman' Thompson's  transformation from jobbing carpenter to master craftsmen. By the mid-1920s he had adopted his trademark mouse (now world renowned as a symbol of quality furniture) and had his own workshop busily employing several men. As the workshop grew and over the years many of the craftsmen have taken their skills and branched out and adopted a trademark of their own, a fox, a lizard, a fish, a rabbit to name but a few, and whilst some have closely stuck to the Mouseman designs others have taken the style and adapted it. Other craftsmen, unconnected to the Mouseman workshop, have also chosen the classic Yorkshire Oak style as their own. Typical Yorkshire school items are in English Oak, with traditional pegged joints and adzed surfaces

 

An Arts & Crafts Yorkshire School English Oak Dining Table by Robert 'Mouseman' Thompson Post 1970. A classic Mouseman design that continues to endure with the rich golden colour that comes with age. Round tables are far more sociable that typical rectangular ones, allowing everyone to see and talk to each other. Good overall condition with excellent rich colour and grain and solid joints. Their and a very few minor marks and the central plank has shrunk slightly leaving small gaps in places between adjacent planks (this does not effect its strength as a table).


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